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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CA-LNU- #YellowFire 125 acres, 97% cont. Expect containment today #WildlandFire #CaFire [MAP]

Update 0800 5-3: 125 acres, 97% contained. Expected containment 05/03.
Update 2000 5-2: 125 acres, 95% contained.
Update 2000:  [update] in Knights Valley (Sonoma Co) is holding at 125 acres and 50% contained. Full containment expected tomorrow morning.
Update 1000: 125 acres 50%
Update 0800: 150 acres, 0% containment, Moderate rate of spread grassy oak woodland, 57 Degrees, 17 % RH, Wind 10mph, N

Update 0600: 3 fires for 200 acres
Firefighters continue to battle the #YellowFire northwest of Calistoga in Sonoma County
Photo from: CAL FIRE PIO Berlant
CA-LNU-Yellow / Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit - WildlandFire Satellite Heat Map
Name: Yellow Fire 
County: Sonoma County 
Location: off Hwy 128 and Yellow Jacket Ranch Rd in Knights Valley (northwest of Calistoga)
GPS: at/lon : 38.638449, -122.646615
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 
Status/Notes: 125 acres and 50% contained. Full containment expected tomorrow morning.
Date Started: May 1, 2013 2:01 am
Last update: May 1, 2013 9:00 am Acres: 200

ROC: 3 fires for 200 acres, structures are not currently threatened.
Fuels: grassy oak woodland
Special Hazards:
Resources: Numerous local water tenders and Type 3 engines along with CAL FIRE
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Weather Info: Hawkeye Raws nearby is reporting 9% relative humidity and NNE winds sustained 19 mph gusting to 52

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